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Term 3 is the big one for careers and courses.
General: Posted 26-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
All uni applications, scholarships, cadetships, some accommodation applications etc are all due this term. Please please read your emails regularly to keep up with what is happening so you don't miss out applying for, or attending a talk, which may affect your future.

Traineeships for school leavers
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 26-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
From now on, there will be advertisements for 2010 traineeships especially in administration and childcare (one in Saturday's Leader for someone who want to beat the rush and apply now!). Please also check the Saturday copies of the Herald and Telegraph if you are intending to move to Sydney as some Councils have started advertising.

Apprenticeships for school leavers
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 26-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Currently all the major electricity companies, Transgrid, RTA, RailCorp, Westrac,Bluescope Steel and many others are all advertising for apprentices for 2010. Anyone interested in these should see me to see what has been sent to me, look not only in Saturday's Northern Daily Leader but also buy the Saturday editions of the Herald and Telegraph which also contain these job vacancies and many others.

University Info Night Wed 29th July 7pm
Universities: Posted 26-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Any student intending to apply to university and go in either 2010 or 2011, is strongly advised attend this information evening held at school from 7pm -8.30pm. I recommend that parents come to find out what is involved in applying, what happens when, deferring, early entry schemes, alternative pathways to uni and the costs of studying at university. A speaker from UNE will also be there. This night is essential for Year 12 students but will give younger students and their parents an idea of what happens.

Careers in the film industry
Career Choice: Posted 7-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
A great opportunity in the holidays to attend workshops for studetns as part of the 10th Sydney Film School Film Festival. See me for details.

Job Markets Australia 2009-2010
Career Choice: Posted 7-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Check out what you will earn and what job prospects are in the career you wish to pursue. See me so we can look up the almost 1000 occupations on the data base sent to me.

Internat. College of Management in Manly
Private Colleges: Posted 7-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
I have received a pack containing information on their management courses (eg managment in event, sport, international tourism, hospitality, retail services and property services management). Also scholarship applications (worth $36,000) are included and info on the open day on Sat 15th August was sent. You can get a Bachelor of Business Administration through them in conjunction with Macquarie Uni.
For more information, visit www.icms.edu.au

A day in the life of a nursing student/uni student
Universities: Posted 7-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Notre Dame Uni are offering 2 chances to find out what it is like to be at uni. Nursing students will see the facilities offered near St Vincents Hospital where they do their practical part of the course on Friday 17th July. Anyone interested in other courses at Notre Dame can attend the day on Friday 24th July eg attend sample lectures, cmapus tour etc. Ring 02 8204 4404 or email: sydney@nd.edu.au if you wish to attend. See me or the website for details.
For more information, visit www.sydney.nd.edu.au

Uncollected First Aid, RSA & RCG Certificates
General: Posted 7-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Please collect these from me ASAP.

Newcastle Uni Open Day update
School Matters: Posted 7-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
There will be a brief meeting on Wed for all going on the bus. Listen to the morning memo for details.

AIM Open Day
Private Colleges: Posted 7-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
It's 41 years since we opened our doors to educate people for a career in the music industry. On 22 August our second official OPEN DAY of the year will be an opportunity to discover the value of studying music at AIMDesigned to provide a glimpse into our facilities, features and educational offerings, the day will be packed full with course information and experiences for those thinking about studying music, and for those curious to know just what goes on inside the leading school for today's music industry. There will be free master classes and workshops facilitated by some of AIM’s excellent teaching crew, and select live music will take place in our 300 seat live venue.Visit the NEW Qstudios, our state-of-the-art recording facilities, with the only SSL console of its kind in any educational facility in Australia. Meet and chat with AIM teachers and Heads of Department, or check out our Senior High School program, Open AIM short courses or Young AIM music courses. No need to book, just turn up and enjoy the day. If you would like any further information on Open Day, please call AIM on 9219 5444. Date: Saturday, 22 August 2009Time: 10:00amVenue: AIM CampusLocation: 1-51 Foveaux St, Surry Hills Cost: FREE





For more information, visit www.aim.edu.au

Stage Door Holiday Program - AIM - sing or act
Career Choice: Posted 7-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Start Date: Monday, 20 July 2009Time: 9:00am Venue: St Andrews Cathedral School and AIM Cost: $350 for 5 days. For High School Students: Years 9-12Choose from SINGING or ACTING and spend 5 days with industry professionals. 20-24 July 2009 Places are limited and booking is essential. For more information please call Louise O’Sullivan on 02 9219 5439.






For more information, visit www.aim.edu.au/events/stage_door.html/section/925

University of Wollongong ICT Info Evening
Universities: Posted 7-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
The UOW ICT event is for Current UOW students and future students interested in studying ICT.At this event a panel of industry representatives, academics and students will discuss the threats and opportunities for the ICT industry created by the Global Financial Crisis. There will also be exhibitors from the industry and UOW staff to answer all your questions about studying ICT and working in the ICT industry.27 July 2009 University of Wollongong IC Campus Squires Way, Fairy Meadow 6.00pm - 8.30pm Registration and light refreshments from 6.00pm. The panel discussion will begin at 6.30pm - 7.30pm. After the panel discussion there will be time to speak with ICT representatives, academics, students and exhibitors.


For more information, visit www.uow.edu.au/future/events/UOW059621.html

myfuture Student Video Competition
General: Posted 7-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Are you a budding actor, photographer or director? Then why not let your talent shine as part of the myfuture Student Video Competition!The myfuture Student Video Competition gives young people the opportunity to submit 2-3 minute video clips that profile a range of occupations showing real people in real workplaces. Don't miss your chance to win part of a prize pool including computers, video cameras, ipods and the chance to appear on national television. This is your chance to learn something and have a lot of fun in the process. Entries close 30 September 2009.


For more information, visit www.myfuture.edu.au

Ag coursees Marcus Oldham College, Geelong
Career Choice: Posted 7-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
For agriculture courses. Open Day - Sunday 9th August 2009 (10am-2pm)145 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Geelong VICTORIA Aims to advance agriculture through innovative educational programs in Rural, Agribusiness and Equine Business Management.Most students who study full-time at Marcus Oldham College live on campus in student residences.
Scholarships available.


For more information, visit www.marcusoldham.vic.edu.au

Update: Senate Inquiry into Indep Youth Allowance
General: Posted 7-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
People power has had an effect so far. Please read the attached document if you had planned to have a gap year to earn enough to qualify for the indep youth allowance.
Senate inquiry.doc

Job for Year 12 2008 - CHildrens TV host
Career Choice: Posted 7-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
There are presenting roles available to be part of the new ABC Digital Kids Channel, ABC3 which is set to launch later this year. All the details are available through this link. Are you a natural comedian? Do you own your style? Have you got what it takes to wow a crowd? Are you wild enough to walk with lions? Could you jam with Powderfinger, talk fashion with Lady Gaga, or surf with Layne Beachley? Are you up for the challenge? Well, here's your chance... Me On 3 is a nationwide search for big personalities for various presenting roles for the exciting new digital kids channel, ABC3, which is set to launch later this year. Could this be you?The ABC are looking for diverse new talent, with a great appeal to kids, who can bring their own unique style to TV.
To apply for Me On 3, follow these steps:Fill in a Me On 3 application form Send us some photos of yourself
Send us a 1-2 minute video clip on DVD telling us why we should choose you! Applications are open until Friday July 17, 2009 at 5pm (EST).
For more information, visit www.abc.net.au/tv/meon3/

Work experience paperwork due 3pm Wed
Career Choice: Posted 3-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Those doing work experience in the July hols, must have all paperwork to me by 3pm Wed as I will be in Newcastle on Thursday and we have the Athletics Carnival on Friday.

Au Pair in America
Career Choice: Posted 3-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Au Pair in America offers 3 great Au Pair options. Choose the program that best suits you! Sydney Information Session
When: Wed, July 22 @ 6.00pm Where Au Pair in America 10-14 Oxford Square, Darlinghurst (next door to Pearsons Florist) Call 1 300 889 067 or email info@aupairamerica.com.au

For more information, visit aupairamerica.com.au

Macquarie University Information Evening, Bathurst
Universities: Posted 3-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Tuesday 25 August 2009, 6pm - 8pm Denison College - Kelso High Campus, Boyd St, Kelso Bathurst Representatives of Macquarie University will be hosting an information evening in Bathurst, providing an opportunity for you to learn more about your options for tertiary study. Topics to be covered include:* University entrance procedures for HSC students and those with an ATAR.* Alternative entry schemes such as mature age study, bonus points schemes and uniTest.* Pathways to university study.* Extracurricular opportunities available to university students to increase their employability.* Accommodation options for students.
* Unispeak - decoding university language!* Scholarships and financial support.The night will include a formal presentation and the opportunity to speak to representatives of the University one-on-one.This event is free of charge and refreshments will be provided.Seats are limited and bookings are essential.For further information or to RSVP please contact:Brodie Wales on 02 9850 7382 or via email brodie.wales@mq.edu.au



Want to be an electrician or plumber?
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 3-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Canberra Institute of Technology sent this: An apprenticeship provides a pathway to an interesting and lucrative career and builds a good foundation should you wish to go on to further study. Many of our newly qualified electricians and plumbers earn salaries of $80,000 or more on completion of their course – and double that if they work overseas! CIT is currently offering pre-apprenticeship programs in both electrotechnology and plumbing. You can complete these programs by attending CIT for one day a week (8am to 5pm). Electrotechnology classes start in the week beginning July 20 at our Bruce Campus and Plumbing classes start in the week beginning July 27 at the Fyshwick Trade Skills Centre. If these dates don’t suit, fear not, both courses will be offered in February 2010. You do not need an employer to enrol. Most students are able to get an apprenticeship on completion of the program. For more information phone the CIT Student Services Hub on (02) 6207 3188 NSW students should check with your local TAFE college to see if they are offering pre-apprenticeship courses.

For more information, visit www.cit.act.edu.au

ADFA Open Day 29th August
Career Choice: Posted 3-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Held in Canberra. See attached flyer for details.
ADFA_openDay_eDM_email.jpg

Careers with EnergyAustralia
Job vacancies: Posted 3-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
An info pack has arrived with lots of job opportunities.
For more information, visit www.energy.com.au/careers

Griffith University course booklets for 2010
Universities: Posted 3-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
These have details of courses, sample programs of study,accommodation brochure, scholarships etc. Five campuses in Brisbane and at the Gold Coast,
For more information, visit www.griffith.edu.au

Law and Tax courses at UNSW
Universities: Posted 3-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Course brochures have arrived. Read about combined course options, entry pathways, scholarships and fees as well as studying overseas.

Careers and courses in art & design 2009
Career Choice: Posted 3-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
What to study and where is covered in this comprehensive guide to art and design courses at all Australian universities, TAFEs and private colleges plus great examples of student works.

Applying to uni this year????
Universities: Posted 3-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
University Information Evening will be on Wed 29th July at 7pm for Year 12s and parents plus other interested people. Mark the date and make sure you are not working that night and tell your parents about it, especially as I will be discussing financial matters. Info will apply to UAC, QTAC and VTAC. See the attachment for details on what will be discussed.
Uni info 2009 poster.doc

Correct link to Newcastle Open Day program
Universities: Posted 3-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Here is the correct link for you to copy and paste. http://www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Marketing%20and%20Public%20Relations/Future%20Students/2009%20SVD%20program%20NEWC_web.pdf or you can see me to look at my copy. I will be handing out maps in the bus on the way down so you can work out where your talks are.


Bluescope Steel cadet recruitment
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 1-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Earn over $27,500 and get an education allowance, accommodation allowance etc all paid. Interviews will be in earlay October and find out if successful on 16th Oct. Start work at the end of January. Apply online. Details on posters in Senior Study.
For more information, visit www.bluescopesteel.com/cadets

Boyce Accounting cadetships in regional NSW
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 1-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
An information pack has arrived. This is a great opportunity to live, work and study in various regional cities in NSW.
For more information, visit www.boyceca.com

Sydney COllege of the Arts
Universities: Posted 1-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Get inspiration from the book of students' work and details of their courses eg ceramics,film and digital art, glass, jewellery, painting, photomedia, sculpture etc.
For more information, visit www.sca.usyd.edu.au

Medicine at UWS in 2010
Universities: Posted 1-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Please see me for information on the course and the application process.

UWS course guides for 2010
Universities: Posted 1-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
These have arrived.
For more information, visit www.uws.edu.au

Ernst & Young Accountancy Cadetships closing in Sy
Career Choice: Posted 1-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Why wait until you’ve graduated to work at a firm like Ernst & Young? As a cadet, you’ll combine your university studies with real work, and gain invaluable experience that could see you return to us full time at a more advanced level than other graduates once you’ve completed your studies. Applications in Sydney close 6 July 2009.


For more information, visit www.ey.com/global/content.nsf/Australia/_Careers_Home

Sail on the Young Endeavour after school
Career Choice: Posted 1-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
The ballot for voyages July- December 2009 IS OPEN!So if you are looking for an awesome adventure and are aged 16 - 23 years, Join us for the voyage of a lifetime sailing on tall ship Young Endeavour. No sailing experience is needed.
Our voyages are challenging and exciting and most of all you learn more about yourself and working with others as a team. These are real world skills for life.


For more information, visit www.youngendeavour.gov.au/apply_now/apply_now.php

Discover Engineering Workshop in Newcastle
Career Choice: Posted 1-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?Years 9-12 Students, Parents, Science & Engineering Studies Teachers and anyone interested in a career in Engineering. Professional Engineers influence all aspects of our lives. The Career Seminar will provide students interested in engineering as a future career, with practical first hand knowledge from engineers across the various engineering disciplines who will talk to you about what it is like to be an engineer and how to get started. Disciplines covered include:- Civil Engineering/Surveying- Environmental Engineering- Chemical Engineering-Mechanical Engineering- Electrical Engineering- Structural Engineering
Representatives from The University of Newcastle and The Hunter Institute of TAFE will be available to provide course information. Time 5.30pm – 7.30pm on 4 August
Venue Engineers Australia, Newcastle Division Office, 122 Parry Street, Newcastle West RSVP Numbers Limited so bookings are essential to: Katrina Baker at Newcastle Division OfficeTelephone: (02) 4926 4440


Dept of Ageing,Disability, and Home Care - careers
Career Choice: Posted 1-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
There are few jobs as personally rewarding as those that make a difference in the quality of life experienced by other people. The work is not always easy, but the rewards are attractive and it will bring out the best in you. Look at the options if you want a career where you will make a difference in people's lives.

For more information, visit www.dadhc.nsw.gov.au/dadhc/careers/

Charles Sturt University iDAY in Sydney
Universities: Posted 1-7-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Saturday 29 August 2009 – 10am to 4pm at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney: The purpose of iDAY 2009 is to help students, including those in year 10 and 11 to select a university that is not only recognised as a leading communication education provider, but has an un-surpassed record when it comes to the all-important criteria of graduate employment. Over the last five years, iDAY has attracted hundreds of students and parents. As a result, many of those who have attended iDAY have selected CSU as their first university preference.The unique bonus is that you’ll enjoy the opportunity of studying and living in Bathurst or Wagga Wagga on arguably the most student-friendly and fun campuses in Australia. If you are considering university next year, iDAY 2009 is a must-attend event and will be invaluable in providing you with the information you need to make one of the most important decisions of your life. There will be two information sessions: 10.30am and 1.30pm. Admission is absolutely FREE and you can win an iPod just by attending!




For more information, visit www.csu.edu.au/special/iday/

Electrical Engineering Cadetships: Country Energy
Career Choice: Posted 1-7-09 Deadline - 31-7-09
Country Energy is offering 2 cadetships where you enrol in uni to do a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) and do full time work experience with CE in your semester breaks. Ideally you have done Physics and possibly Ext 1 Maths. CE pays your uni fees and textbooks plus you can continue working with them when you graduate. Applications for 2010 are open now until 31 July. 1800 255 777 or visit website.
For more information, visit www.countryenergy.com.au/careers

Resumes to get you a scholarship or a job
General: Posted 30-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Come to the AV Room at 12.50 on Thursday to find out what employers and universities expect and look for. Create a resume that won't end up in a bin.

Newcastle Uni money & notes due 1st July
Universities: Posted 30-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Last call! The full program is at the link below or see me for a copy to plan to get the most out of the day. http://www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Marketing%20and%20Public%20Relations/Future%20Students/2009%20SVD%20program%20NEWC_web.pdf
For more information, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Marketing%20and%20Public%20Relations/Future%20Students/2009%20

Newcastle Uni deadline approaching.
Universities: Posted 29-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
I will be ringing final numbers through as promised on July 1st. Those who have paid need to collect programs from me.

University of Canberra
Universities: Posted 29-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Course info for 2010 has arrived.
For more information, visit www.uc.edu.au

Senior First Aid Certificates are here
General: Posted 29-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Please collect Certificate and card from Mrs Barrett

Newcastle Uni Open Day programs
Universities: Posted 26-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Students who have paid their money, can collect the program of lectures and tours from me.

Social Work and Teaching at University of Sydney
Universities: Posted 26-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
The 2010 course guide for these courses has arrived. Courses include early childhood, primary and secondary teaching in the areas of PDHPE, English, HSIE, Maths & Science.
For more information, visit www.edsw.usyd.edu.au

CIB Accountants Cadetships
Career Choice: Posted 26-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
I received this email: Cadetships are offered to students who have recently, or are about to, complete their HSC & gives an opportunity to attend a combination of full-time or part-time university whilst obtaining on-the-job training. Whilst we have up to 4 positions available, the majority of these will based in our head office at Parramatta.


For more information, visit www.cibaccountants.com.au/employment

Victorian uni open days
Universities: Posted 26-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
See the website. Details of the NSW & Qld ones are on the University page of the school's Career Website
For more information, visit www.vtac.edu.au/opendays.html

Gap year overseas & Youth Allowance
General: Posted 26-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
I have received this infro: Places are still available in 2010 with Lattitude Global Volunteering!Even though our deadline has passed we still have over 200 places available in numerous countries for enriching gap year experiences. Projects still available for 2010 include:assisting in hospitals and community centres in Japan teaching in Poland working in an outdoor camp or residential home in the UK supporting disadvantaged communities in South Africa teaching English in Vietnam or China leading adventures in Canadian outdoor campsFor a full listing of projects available see www.lattitude.org.au. Youth Allowance The proposed changes to Youth Allowance recently announced by the Federal Government have understandably created concern for some students wanting to take a gap year from next year. Under the existing system, students need to earn approximately $19,500 within 18 months of finishing school to quality for the Youth Allowance. We currently support our returned volunteers with their applications to Centrelink by providing a statement of earnings, which includes the cost of accommodation and food as supplied by their host and any pocket money earned, that Centrelink include as part of earnings for Youth Allowance eligibility.Under the proposed changes students will need to work 30 hours a week for 18 months (within 2 years of finishing school) to qualify. The Senate are due to vote on the changes, and if approved they will come into effect from 1 January 2010. We are currently discussing options with Centrelink to possibly provide a statement of hours worked during a Lattitude placement as part of any new requirements, if implemented. We will keep you updated with any confirmed changes and approvals we obtain. With the proposed eligibility changes to requiring students to work 30 hours a week for 18 months, most students will need to defer their uni placements for two years to qualify. At present Australian universities generally allow placements to be deferred for 12 months only, which has been another concerning implication of the proposed changes. It's pleasing to see that one of Melbourne's universities recently announced they will now allow students to defer to two years and several other universities are considering offering the same. New country for 2010 - Japan!
We have exciting new projects opening up in Japan from March 2010! Volunteers will be able to gain invaluable experience for future medical or health related studies working in various departments in local hospitals, including Red Cross Hospitals. Opportunities are also available to really support the locals helping out in community homes and centres.

For more information, visit www.lattitude.org.au

UMAT - talk
Universities: Posted 26-6-09 Deadline - No Deadline
Everyone who has registered to sit the UMAT on 29th July in Armidale is invited to a talk by Jordon Stanley who has sat for UMAT, can tell you about it and can answer any questions. She will also be able to talk about getting into Medicine. Come to M1 at 12.50 and bring your lunch.

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